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4603 Murray Valley Highway, PO Box 44, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, AUSTRALIA

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Campbells Winery

(02) 6033 6000

4603 Murray Valley Highway Rutherglen Victoria 3678

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Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day. Private tasting & bus group by appointment.

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Grand Rutherglen Muscat (375ml)

Incredibly rich with aged complexity

$70.00 CELLAR CLUB
$63.00

DESCRIPTION

Tasting Notes

Rich, deep brown. Complex raisined fruit characters, coffee bean, dark chocolate and a distinct ‘aged oak’ lift.

Grand Rutherglen Topaque Tasting Note

Wine Making

The grapes are left until late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavour and a high degree of natural sweetness. Juice is fermented for only a very short time before being fortified with neutral spirit. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are then added to the Grand Rutherglen Muscat solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style.

Cellaring

Blended through our solera for optimum flavour and balance this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. The perfect partner to pan forte, an English cloth cheddar or rich dark chocolate.

Technical

The Grapes: Muscat a petit grains rouge (locally known as Rutherglen Brown Muscat) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.
Alcohol: 17.5%
Baume: 14Be

Rich, deep brown. Complex raisined fruit characters, coffee bean, dark chocolate and a distinct ‘aged oak’ lift.

Palate:

An incredible depth of luscious raisined fruit floods the front palate. Walnut, dark chocolate, ground coffee bean, vanilla and nutty dry mature oak characters add complexity, before an incredibly long, drawn out finish. Grand Rutherglen Topaque Tasting Note
The grapes are left until late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavour and a high degree of natural sweetness. Juice is fermented for only a very short time before being fortified with neutral spirit. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are then added to the Grand Rutherglen Muscat solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style.
Blended through our solera for optimum flavour and balance this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. The perfect partner to pan forte, an English cloth cheddar or rich dark chocolate.
The Grapes: Muscat a petit grains rouge (locally known as Rutherglen Brown Muscat) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.
Alcohol: 17.5%
Baume: 14Be
Julie 'Jules' Campbell continues the winemaking and, importantly, blending tradition of her father, the late, great Colin Campbell. It's a seamless transition. The extra step up in complexity with the Grand Classification is there. So, too, the freshness of spirit that keeps everything so alive and vital. Burnished walnut in colour. Resplendent in raisin, dried fruits, toffee, rancio aged characters and treacle richness. Great depth of lusciousness, skilfully blended and clean to close. 375ml. - Jeni Port - 96 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2024

"Grand is a step up in average age in the classification and everything else follows. There is seamless beauty here. Deep walnut hue. Complexity rises dramatically with dark chocolate, licorice, treacle, raisin, plum pudding and baking spice. Intense. Runs smoothly across the palate, so naturally warm and sweet and fresh. Memorable. 375ml." - Jeni Port - 96 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2023

"Campbells is unusual in its approach to fortifieds in that it decides at the time of picking what grapes will be best suited to each of the four muscat classifications and ages them accordingly. Superb fruit is the building block here. The colour of treacle accompanies the scent of fig, dried fruits, nougat and orange peel. As intense as it is in aroma and on the palate, there is an incredible freshness, too, the mark of a great fortified. Layer upon layer of raisiny fruitcake goodness, walnut, quince paste, toffee. All class." - Jeni Port - 96 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2022

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